Sinclair at the World's Fair
Great color; comprehensive footage of 1964-65 New York World’s Fair.
Producer Handy (Jam) OrganizationSponsor Sinclair Refining CompanyAudio/Visual sound, color
17:12:10:07 Large sign in arch “Peace Through Understanding” with palatial Chinese building in background.
17:12:26:06 Great shot of the Unisphere, world globe statue in fountain at New York World’s Fair.
17:13:40:23 GM General Motors advertisement at the New York World’s Fair.
17:13:43:00 GE General Electric neon sign.
17:13:45:09 Spinning duPont sign.
17:13:47:26 7-Up sign, lighted, at night.
17:13:51:23 VS packed parking lot at NY World’s Fair filled with 1960s cars; crowds of people walking through parking lot to the fair.
17:14:13:24 Great CU sequence of license plates from various states and Canadian provinces: Ohio, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Quebec, Illinois, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Michigan.
17:14:27:15 Rotating Sinclair sign with green brontosaurus, camera pans out to Sinclair’s world’s fair service station; high-angle shot of Sinclair gas station with futuristic pumps in the shape of silver rockets that move in a circle to the car itself; Sinclair gas station attendant pumps gas into car, cleans windows, and checks oil under the hood.
17:15:48:25 Pan over sea of parked 1960s cars in New York World’s Fair parking lot.
17:16:02:07 CU flat tire.
17:16:05:16 CU sign on telephone pole “Call Sinclair for quick service;” pan down to man on a Sinclair telephone beneath the sign.
17:16:31:00 Sinclair auto mechanic in all white outfit sits down to change tire on car with flat.
17:16:53:26 Crown of people wait to board Greyhound bus in parking lot of New York World’s Fair; Greyhound Bus drives past camera.
17:17:05:09 Tracking shot down row of boats in the New York marina.
17:17:20:07 Great shot of hydrofoil boat the Albatross IV in New York marina.
17:17:34:03 VS floating Sinclair service station in New York Marina; boats pull up to floating station for gas.
17:18:51:21 CU fountain at New York World’s Fair, camera pans up to the Unisphere globe statue.
17:19:08:09 Kodak exhibit with at the time the world’s largest color photographic prints.
17:19:22:17 General Electric exhibit.
17:19:35:29 duPont exhibit.
17:19:45:00 Coca-Cola exhibit.
17:19:54:22 VS United States Pavilion with statue in front.
17:20:32:00 Helicopter lands atop roof of New York Port Authority building.
17:20:42:01 General Motors building.
17:20:49:07 Ford Motor Company exhibit building.
17:20:57:17 Chrysler exhibit, building in shape of gigantic 100 foot engine model.
17:21:05:11 VS of 1964 experimental turbine power car; audio track “possibly a car of the future”.
17:21:26:04 VS Sinclair Dinoland exhibit; woman in green suit hands out coupons for one free gallon of gasoline at Sinclair stations; camera zooms in on sign “Free Gallon Sinclair Gasoline (One Coupon Per Family)”; VS giant dinosaur statues, T-Rex with moving jaw; CU T-Rex model opens and closes mouth; Stegosaurus; Ankylosaurus; Brontosaurus.
17:24:30:21 Cute little girl with mother watches through glass cover automated machine make Sinclair Dino souvenir; two halves of metal mold stamp out green brontosaurus, little shovel pushes finished toy into slot; CU little girl in World’s Fair hat excitedly holds up green Sinclair Dino toy.
17:24:48:10 High-angle group of flags blowing in wind at New York World’s Fair: US, Great Britain, Venezuela, Uruguay, Syria, flag of soviet country.
17:24:55:17 Pan down model of United States rockets.
17:25:08:20 VS fountains at the New York World’s fair.
17:25:38:14 LS Unisphere lit at night filmed through a fountain shooting arches of water; Unisphere nicely lit at night.
October 24, 2012
What was once
Another good overview of the fair here, this time, with the usual stops at some of the buildings, we get another sponsor focus. This time it's Sinclair Petroleum. The official petroleum supplier of the NY world's fair! They had several gas stations going, one standard one, one awkward round one (need to seen to be seen to be believed) and also a seaboard one. Sinclair also put on a dinosaur show at a section of the park, looks pretty busy, I wouldnt neccessarily call it a premier attraction, the way they're hawking it to be. Gee, with all of that promotion and what not, why aren't they still around? Well, they still ARE, but not in the capacity that they once were.